X299 OC Guide Kabylake Kabylake - Page 24

Chapter 5: Pushing Past 5.1GHz 5.1GHz+ is possible even without deliding. However we suggest you delid as it increases your chances of obtaining a stable 5.3GHz. Delidding your CPU will reduce your CPU temperatures by 15-30C on load which allows for higher voltage settings thus higher overclocks. We recommend using dual-radiator water cooling for the best results. A good air cooler such as the Enermax ETS-T50 that uses a push-pull fan setup paired with a good CPU may be able to hit 5.3GHz or higher. For the specific steps please refer to the overclocking guide above. The specific settings for a 5GHz overclock are listed below. Step 1: Adjust CPU Clock Ratio Previously we set our CPU Clock Ratio to 51 and now it’s a simple adjustment to 53. Since this overclock is more difficult than the previous 5.1GHz overclock, we suggest you change these settings through the BIOS. 23